Tag Archives: Pete Buttigieg

Mayor Pete Rips Warren On Donor “Purity Tests”

Politico reports: Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Friday fired back at an attack from Sen. Elizabeth Warren the previous day, dismissing her criticism of his fundraising practices as a trivial “process purity test” while pointing to her recent shift on the issue. “The thing about these purity tests is, the people issuing them can’t even meet them. Right?” Buttigieg said during …

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Mayor Pete: I Wish Trump Wasn’t Dreaming About Me

The Hill reports: Pete Buttigieg said Friday that he found it a little unsettling that President Trump is dreaming about him. “It did bother me when he said he dreams about me,” the South Bend, Ind., mayor quipped during a Washington Post Live event. “I don’t know exactly what goes on in this president’s dreams, but I’m certain that I …

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New Hampshire Poll: Biden And Buttigieg In Dead Heat

New Hampshire’s WBUR reports: A WBUR poll released Wednesday shows that former Vice President Joe Biden and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg are in a dead heat in New Hampshire. When asked who’d they vote for if New Hampshire’s Democratic primary was today, 18 percent of likely Democratic voters said Buttigieg, while 17 percent said Biden. Sen. Bernie Sanders …

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Mayor Pete To Open Fundraisers, Disclose Donors

Politico reports: Pete Buttigieg announced Monday that he will open his private, high-dollar fundraisers to the press and publicly disclose the names of his top financial supporters within the week, amid pressure from Elizabeth Warren. Buttigieg and Warren have traded attacks on campaign transparency in recent days: On Sunday night, Warren announced she earned $1.9 million over decades of corporate …

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Arizona Poll: Biden And Buttigieg Tied With Trump

The Hill reports: Democratic 2020 White House hopefuls Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg are in a statistical dead heat with President Trump among Arizona voters, according to a new poll. In a mock-up general election, Biden has 44 percent support compared to Trump’s 46 percent, according to the OH Predictive Insights poll released Monday. Buttigieg has 43 percent support compared …

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Mayor Pete Releases Some Details Of Consulting Work

Axios reports: Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Friday released a general timeline of his roughly three years of work at consulting firm McKinsey & Co., while making another request for the company to release him from a non-disclosure agreement. “I never worked on a project inconsistent with my values, and if asked to do so, I would have left the firm …

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Mayor Pete Calls On Ex-Employer To Release Client List

NBC News reports: Pete Buttigieg on Friday called on McKinsey & Company, the international consulting firm where he worked for nearly three years, to release his list of clients at the company. Buttigieg’s request for his former employer to release the list comes as pressure mounts on the 2020 Democratic candidate to be more transparent about his years at McKinsey, …

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Warren Hits Mayor Pete For Closed-Door Fundraisers

CNN reports: Sen. Elizabeth Warren called on Pete Buttigieg to open up his private fundraisers to reporters and reveal the clients he worked with during his time at McKinsey, the management consulting firm, after a speech on Thursday in Boston. Warren, who rarely goes after her rivals by name, has mostly steered clear of responding to Buttigieg’s own criticism of …

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Former Obama Admin Officials Endorse Mayor Pete

CNN reports: Three former Obama administration officials are endorsing Pete Buttigieg for president, as the South Bend, Indiana, mayor continues to stress comparisons between his presidential run and that of Barack Obama’s. Obama’s former special assistant and personal aide Reggie Love is endorsing Buttigieg, the campaign said. Love, who began his time with Obama as deputy political director in his …

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Progressive Veterans Group Endorses Mayor Pete

The New York Times reports: VoteVets, the political action committee that backs liberal veterans running for office, has endorsed Pete Buttigieg for president, the first major organization to support him. The endorsement brings Mr. Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., and a former Navy officer who served in Afghanistan, new defenders in a 2020 Democratic presidential contest that has …

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Mayor Pete Targets Black Voters In New Ad [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg is putting $2 million behind his first campaign ad in South Carolina, as he seeks to make inroads with the black voters who make up about two-thirds of the Democratic primary electorate in the key early-voting state. “When I say we’ve got to unify the American people it doesn’t mean pretending …

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New Booker Ad: I’m The OTHER Rhodes Scholar Mayor

CNN reports: “He’s a Rhodes Scholar. A successful mayor. A uniter,” says the narrator in a new television ad set to air in Iowa. But the ad, which will begin airing Tuesday in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, does not describe South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg. “No, not that guy,” the narrator says, as an image of Buttigieg flashes …

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Mayor Pete Reaches Out To Critic On 2011 Comments

“I reached out to the author, and while I obviously, I think that some of the characterization of me personally is unfair, I do understand the concern. What I said in that comment before I became mayor does not reflect the totality of my understanding then, and certainly now, about the obstacles that students of color face in our system …

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Joe Biden +8 Over Mayor Pete In New National Poll

Just in via Quinnipiac Polling: Former Vice President Joe Biden has retaken the lead in the Democratic primary race for president as Senator Elizabeth Warren’s numbers have plummeted, according to a Quinnipiac  University national poll released today. Biden receives 24 percent of the vote among Democratic voters and independent voters who lean Democratic, while South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg gets …

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Mayor Pete Accused Of “Racist Paternalism” After Viral Essay Blasts 2011 Stance On Minority Education Issues

Yahoo News reports: If you were scrolling through Twitter on Tuesday morning, you may have seen a few topics trending: #TuesdayThoughts, #TuesdayMotivation, and one completely unrelated to the day of the week: “Pete Buttigieg Is A Lying MF.” The topic was trending due to an opinion piece written by The Root senior writer Michael Harriot. In it, Harriot addressed a …

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Front Runners Give Mayor Pete A Pass At Dem Debate

Politico reports: Pete Buttigieg came into Wednesday night’s debate bracing for an onslaught that never came. Yes, Amy Klobuchar and Tulsi Gabbard questioned his experience. Cory Booker dinged the young mayor’s resume, pointing out that he’s the “other Rhodes Scholar mayor on the stage” and warning voters against picking a Democratic nominee with an “inauthentic” connection to African American voters …

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Mayor Pete Likely To Be Targeted At Tonight’s Debate

The Associated Press reports: Pete Buttigieg’s rise in the Democratic presidential primary makes him a prime target at Wednesday’s debate as the four candidates now bunched at the top seek to distinguish themselves with less than three months until voting begins. The 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has gained significant ground in recent months in Iowa, which holds the …

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Mayor Pete +10 Over Biden In New Hampshire Poll

Manchester’s NPR affiliate reports: Mayor Pete Buttigieg has surged to the head of the Democratic presidential field in first-in-nation primary state New Hampshire, according to a new poll of likely primary voters released Tuesday. The Saint Anselm College Survey Center poll of 255 likely Democratic primary voters shows that Buttigieg, supported by 25 percent, now holds a 10 percentage point …

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Mayor Pete Surges To Big Lead In New Iowa Poll

The New York Times reports: Pete Buttigieg continues to surge in Iowa, leapfrogging Senator Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. to hold a commanding lead among likely Democratic caucusgoers, according to a new poll from The Des Moines Register. The poll showed that Mr. Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Ind., was the first choice …

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IOWA: Mayor Pete Leads Dem Field In New Poll

Just in from Monmouth University: Four candidates are currently vying for the top spot in Iowa’s caucuses – Buttigieg (22%), Biden (19%), Warren (18%), and Sanders (13%). Compared to Monmouth’s August poll, Buttigieg has gained 14 points (up from 8%) and Sanders has gained 5 points (up from 8%), while Biden has lost 7 points (down from 26%), and Warren’s …

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